Surprises revealed by organizations and oversight bodies in Sudan began to show the penetration of Qatari black funds into the state’s joints and their mixing with centers of support for the previous regime. Despite Doha’s continued efforts to pay this money after the Sudanese revolution, waves of backlash have started that significantly affect the Qatari economy itself.
The following lines monitor the journey of the authorities in the new Sudan to this black money.
Freezing Brotherhood funds
Sudan began taking preventive measures to limit the penetration of black money into the joints of the state through Brotherhood entities close to the previous regime. The measures included freezing the activities of many associations and institutions that hide behind humanitarian, union, sports and advocacy work, as well as research centers headed by Brotherhood figures in Sudan.
On November 23, 2019, the Humanitarian Aid Commission in Sudan issued a decision to freeze the registration of 24 organizations affiliated with the isolated Bashir regime. Among them were the Sanad Charitable Foundation, the National Youth Union, the Women's Union, the General Union of Sudanese Students, the Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir Charity (brother of Omar al-Bashir), the Walkers Organization, the Salah Wansi Foundation, and the Bint Al-Balad Charitable Society.
The Commission revealed that these organizations receive direct support from the Qatari regime, and reports of the organization confirmed that these entities have received about $750 million from Qatar during the past five years. The Commission said that those entities are in violation of the provisions of the Voluntary and Humanitarian Work Organization Law of 2006 and the regulations for registering national and foreign organizations and charitable civil society organizations for the year 2013.
Dissolution of Brotherhood student entities
Student unions in schools and universities are considered one of the most important tools of the Brotherhood-backed political cover from Qatar in Sudan, which dominated the joints of university life throughout the rule of the Bashir regime.
In October 2019, new Sudanese President Abdalla Hamdok issued several decisions that included purifying universities from the Brotherhood lobby, affecting 64 of the heads of Sudanese boards of directors, appointing others in their place.
In December 2019, the Sudanese Ministry of Education decided to dissolve the student activity departments controlled by the Brotherhood in schools, and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Tamadir al-Turifi Awad al-Karim confirmed that the student activity departments represent one of the Brotherhood's facades and work to attract students in the general education stages so as to recruit them for the benefit of organizing an Islamist political movement under the cover of providing aid.